Remembering Neimeyer: The Works of a Master

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Many architects enter the profession with hopes of creating something that outlives them, something that is bigger than themselves, that can advocate for a better world. Oscar Niemeyer was such an architect, one who fought for designs that would serve everyone. The master of Brazilian architecture passed away one year ago after complications from a previous kidney condition. In honor of what would have been his birthday today, we’ve rounded up a few of his masterpieces, from his elegant and curvy Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, his collaboration on the United Nations Headquarters in , the traditional spectacle space of his Sambadrome, the spiraling Niemeyer Center in Aviles, and the powerful parabolic expression in his Cathedral of Brasilia. Enjoy!

Cite: Baldwin, Eric. "Remembering Neimeyer: The Works of a Master" 15 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Nov 2014. <>
  • Glaucia

    The correct name is “Niemeyer”. Neymar ia a soccer player ;)

  • K. W.

    No one in Brasilia actually likes Brasilia.

    • Lo

      because its Lucio Costa´s urban planning project

  • Thomas

    its my pleasure to see arch daily and the house look more and beauty so i love to see it and have it